Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Halloween Birthday

A lady from church is celebrating her 85th birthday this Halloween.  I thought it would be fun to surprise her with a special card.

The ghosts are cut from Happy Hauntings.  I love the combination of green and purple so I just layered the colors in 3 rectangles on a black card that measures 3 1/2 by 7.  I wanted the sentiment to speak to the ghosts and the birthday and I like puns so I came up with this.  I was going to put Boo - th day but thought that was rather strange.  I also decided to add a little excitement to the ghosts so I ran them through my Xyron upside down and covered them with diamond dust.  They really sparkle.  You can see it a little better in the close-up below.

This was a fun one and so easy to do.  I even wrote a special verse on the inside but didn't take a picture of that.  It said
A Halloween birthday!  
Isn't it great
when the whole country
helps you celebrate?
Happy 85th Birthday!!

I'm entering this in the following challeneges:
Birthday Sundaes
Sentimental Sundays
Fantabulous Cricut


  1. This is such a fun birthday card! I love the diamond dusted ghosts. Great sentiment and inside greeting. Your friend is sure to love this. Thanks for playing with us at CCC. :)

  2. Very cute card!! I like the ghosts - that cartridge is on it's way to me now. Can't wait to get it. Fun sentiment too. I am sure the recipient will love your card. Thank you for playing along with Birthday Sundaes!

  3. What a very cute card, she will love it! My grams (grandmother) b-day was Oct. 31st. When she was in her 80's dementia had set in and she was so cute on Halloween. She would be so excited when the children came to the door because she thought they were there to celebrate her b-day! This card will be very special to your elderly friend from church! TFS!


  4. Adorable card, love the glittery ghosties and your sentiment and verse are great! Thanks for playing along at CCC!

  5. What a fun the glittery ghosts!
    Thanks 4 joining us at Birthday Sundaes!

  6. How sweet that you are making this for your friend on her Halloween birthday, she will love it. I too love green and purple together. I love the sparkle on the ghosts too!
    Thanks for playing along with us this week at FCCB!

  7. I just love the clean lines of your card! And the glitter is such a fabulous touch on your ghosts!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fantabulous Cricut.
    Small Bits of Paper

  8. Very cute! I like the sparkle on the ghosts. Great color combo! Thanks for sharing with us at Fantabulous Cricut!

  9. Very cute card, love that you made it into a tri-fold!! Thanks for joining CCC